Career fair held for Mercer County high school students

A career fair was held for Mercer County high school students

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. (WYTV) –  Getting a jump on a career path was the idea behind a high school career fair in West Middlesex on Wednesday.

Approximately 1,100 sophomores from Mercer County high schools were invited to learn skills they will need in the working world. They got a chance to interact with professionals from two dozen companies about careers in various fields like accounting, engineering and manufacturing.

One of Wednesday’s exercises was called “Jobs Jeopardy.”

“It is an interactive game show where kids can vote on the right answers. They will be asked questions like ‘How many days can you expect to miss your first year of employment?’ ‘What happens if you fail a drug test?’,” Eric Karmecy of the West Central Job Partnership said.

Students then reviewed their answers with human resource representatives at the event. Similar career fair events also are planned for schools in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in the coming year.

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